+ 0 Votes Well provided that you do not have any Encryption enabled HAL 9000 Moderator Updated - September 27, 2013 at 10:15pm PST Fitting the drive to the listed caddy should work. But if you enabled Encryption in 7 then you'll need to do something else as you will be unable to read any data on the drive. Well at least you'll be able to see Data Files but they will be unreadable as that is what Encryption is supposed to do. Col + 0 Votes If the PC won't boot, then removing the drive is the only option robo_dev September 26, 2013 at 8:48am PST The most common fault of HP DV7s that the GPU soldering on the motherboard is faulty...there was a class action lawsuit for that issue that ended long ago. It's partly due to the switch to lead-free solder a few years back. Companies will perform what is called a GPU reflow procedure for that mobo for $40 USD (must send them motherboard). If you're handy you can do the reflow yourself with a toaster-over or a heat gun, as there are YouTube videos about that. I have personally fixed two of these machines with a heat gun.